I have had a quote from Pedders at Kirawee in Sydney's south (their 28 point safety check thing) and they were pretty expensive. I would have thought it cost about half what they were asking... They had good customer service though and if i had the money i would have got it done there and then.
Here is what needs replacing:
- front springs
- top ball joints are the original, but there is no movement They recommended
- tie rod ends
- idler arm bushes worn
- drag links knuckles worn
- pivot bushes - lower inners worn
- castor bushes worn
- sway bar bushes worn
- springs need restting
- spring bushes worn
The rear sits a bit high, so i want them reset a bit lower. But I don't want to lower the car too much. I would like to keep the 1 inch lower than std ride height in the front end and the same in the rear. Sydneys roards aren't meant for low cars...
I am going to write up a fax so that i can send it through to other companies (rare spares/kmac/whiteline/beaurepairs/jax/bobjane) for a quote, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a bushes kit for early falcons? Or someone in Sydney that knows what they are doing with early birds suspension?
BTW: pedders wanted $190 just for the upper ball joints? Any tips why they would be so expensive?
I have about $1500 for a budget and that has got to go a long way.... more than just the suspension. I can do most of the labor, so i am just looking for parts.
Any ideas or advice is greatly appreciated.